US Army Corps of Engineers
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Recreation location status for Willamette Valley Project, Bonneville, The Dalles, John Day Dams and Rogue River.
Visitors must comply with all park and vehicle rules and recreate responsibly by following safety guidelines to lessen the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the risk of wildfires.
 

Willamette Valley Project
RECREATION AREAS

• Due to fire danger and limited firefighting resources across the western U.S., effective Thursday, July 22 no campfires will be allowed in state parks, state-managed forests, and Corps managed parks and campgrounds east of Interstate 5, even in designated campfire areas. This includes charcoal fires, cooking fires, warming fires, charcoal briquettes, pellet grills, candles, tiki torches and other devices that emit flames or embers. Portable cooking stoves or propane lanterns using liquefied or bottle fuels are allowed, though propane fire pits are not.
https://odffire.com/2021/07/21/campfires-banned-in-state-parks-state-managed-forestland-east-of-interstate-5-effective-thursday-july-22


Bonneville Lock & Dam
RECREATION AREAS
• Bradford Island Recreation Area, Ore. – Open 7am-5pm
• Fort Cascades, Wash. - Open 5am-10pm
• Hamilton Island, Wash. - Open. Boat ramp open 5am-10pm
• North Shore Recreation Area, Wash. - Open 5am-10pm
• Robins Island Recreation Area, Ore. - Open 7am-5pm
• Tanner Creek Recreation Area, Ore. - Open

VISITOR CENTERS AND SERVICES
     • Hours of operation:  9am to 5pm
     • Programs and guided or group tours are not offered at this time
     • Face masks are required inside all buildings at all times for unvaccinated visitors
     • Face masks are encouraged inside all buildings for vaccinated visitors
     • CDC Guidance for Wearing Masks
     • Practice social distancing of 6’ or greater
     • Stay home if they are sick or have been around others that are sick
     • Use available hand sanitizer stations, but also bring their own just in case
     • Drinking fountains are capped off, but water bottle filler stations are available so please bring your own water bottle
     • Plan to pack it in/pack it home and leave no trace with litter and use of the facility
     • Please cooperate with these guidelines as well as the staff, volunteers, and partners that help operate the facility so we can keep this available
     • If this or other locations are busy please have a plan B alternative to visit
     • Please recreate responsibly and be kind to others
• Bradford Island Visitor Center, Ore. - Open
       - Available Buildings:  The Bradford Island Visitor Center is open. All visitors should start their visit at main entrance to the Bradford Island Visitor center.  The Navigation Lock Visitor Building is open 1pm to 4pm daily.  Inquire at Bradford Island Visitor Center desk for Powerhouse One Visitor Galleries hours.  See important information for Visitor Centers above. 
• Washington Shore Visitor Complex, Wash. - Open
       - Available Buildings:  The Visitor Orientation Building, Powerhouse Two viewing gallery, and Fish Viewing Building and Fish Ladder are open. All visitors should start their visit at the Visitor Orientation Building.  See important information for Visitor Centers above. 
                 

The Dalles Lock & Dam
RECREATION AREAS
• Avery Park, Wash. - Day-use and boat ramp open.  Primitive camping open April 1-October 31.  Camping limited to 7 days within a 30-consecutive day period.  No public use during Commercial Treaty Fishing Season.     
• Celilo Park, Ore. - Day-use, boat ramp and vault toilet open.  Waterborne restroom closed for repair.  Primitive camping open April 1-October 31.  Camping limited to 7 days within a 30-consecutive day period.   Tent camping Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings only. 
• Hess Park, Wash. – Open.  Day use only.
• North Shore Recreation Area, Wash. – Open.  Day use only.
• Rufus Landing, Ore. - Day-use open.  Primitive camping open April 1-October 31.  Camping limited to 7 days within a 30-consecutive day period.
• Seufert Park and The Dalles Dam Visitor Center - Day-use open.  Visitor Center open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9am-5pm.
• Spearfish Park, Wash. – Open.  Day use only. 
• The Wall, Wash. – Open.  Day use only.  Permanent camping closure

 

John Day Lock & Dam
RECREATION AREAS
• Biglow Canyon, Ore. – Day-use open.  Permanent camping closure. 
• Cliffs Park, Wash. - Day-use openPermanent camping closure.
• Giles French Park, Ore. - Day-use and boat ramp open.  Primitive camping open April 1-October 31.  Camping limited to 7 days within a 30-consecutive day period. Note: Bonneville Power Administration is replacing transmission lines. Due to severe safety hazards, public access will be restricted in the work area. The area under the powerlines is closed to the public until December 2021. The remainder of the park and shoreline are open for public use.  
• LePage Park, Ore. - Day-use and boat ramp open.  Campground open April 15-October 15. Fire restrictions are currently in effect that prohibit campfires, charcoal fires, cooking fires, warming fires, charcoal briquettes, pellet grills, candles, tiki torches and other devices that emit flames or embers. Portable cooking stoves or propane lanterns using liquefied or bottle fuels are allowed. Camping limited to 14 days within a 30-consecutive day period.
• Paterson Park, Ore. - Day-use open.  Permanent camping closure.
• Philippi Park, Ore. – Boat-in camping open May 15-September 15, 2021.  Camping limited to 7 days within a 30-consecutive day period.  Potable water currently unavailable.  Please bring drinkable water or boil water from the campground water system.      
• Plymouth Park, Wash. - Boat ramp, day-use and swim beach open.  Campground open April 15-October 15. Fire restrictions are currently in effect that prohibit campfires, charcoal fires, cooking fires, warming fires, charcoal briquettes, pellet grills, candles, tiki torches and other devices that emit flames or embers. Portable cooking stoves or propane lanterns using liquefied or bottle fuels are allowed. Camping limited to 14 days within a 30-consecutive day period.
• Railroad Island Park, Wash. - Day-use and boat ramp openPermanent camping closure.
• Rock Creek Park, Wash. - Day-use and boat ramp open.  Permanent camping closure.
• Roosevelt Park, Wash. - Day-use, boat ramp and vault toilets near boat ramp open.  Flush toilets closed.  Primitive camping open April 1-October 31.  Camping limited to 7 days within a 30-consecutive day period.   Tent camping Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings only.
• Sundale Park, Wash. - Day-use and boat ramp open.  Primitive camping open April 1-October 31.  Camping limited to 7 days within a 30-consecutive day period.  No public use during Commercial Treaty Fishing Season.    
• Threemile Canyon Park, Ore. - Day-use and boat ramp open.  Primitive camping open April 1-October 31.  Camping limited to 7 days within a 30-consecutive day period. 

 

Rogue River
RECREATION AREAS
• Due to fire danger and limited firefighting resources across the western U.S., effective Thursday, July 22 no campfires will be allowed in state parks, state-managed forests, and Corps managed parks and campgrounds east of Interstate 5, even in designated campfire areas. This includes charcoal fires, cooking fires, warming fires, charcoal briquettes, pellet grills, candles, tiki torches and other devices that emit flames or embers. Portable cooking stoves or propane lanterns using liquefied or bottle fuels are allowed, though propane fire pits are not.
https://odffire.com/2021/07/21/campfires-banned-in-state-parks-state-managed-forestland-east-of-interstate-5-effective-thursday-july-22
All recreation areas open, exception:
• McGregor Visitor Center, Ore. - Visitor Center closed.  Day-use park open.   
• River’s Edge Picnic Shelter, Ore. – Not available for reservations.  Available first-come, first-serve basis.    
 

 

When visiting a Corps recreation location, follow these guidelines established by the CDC, Corps and the Oregon and Washington governors' offices:
• Anyone exhibiting any cold or flu-like symptoms shall not participate in public outdoor recreation activities.
• Public areas such as parks, trails, visitor centers, boat ramps, etc. may close if there is reason to believe an unsafe condition exists or social distancing practices are not being adhered to.
• Please take all trash home. 
• Parking may be limited, but recreation users must park in designated spots.
• Always maintain a minimum six-foot social distance in all areas including trailhead and boat ramp locations.
• Use face masks when social distancing is not possible, inside buildings and where required.
• Do not gather in groups.
• Be considerate of other park visitors.
• Public restrooms are only as clean as the last user. Some restrooms may not be open. Hand sanitizing stations are not available at all restroom locations. Bring your own personal protective supplies including hand sanitizer, soap, water, face mask, disinfectant wipes, etc.
• Wear a personal floatation device (life vest) if you are recreating on the water. At this time, Corps life jacket loaner stations may not be available.

CDC Guidance for Wearing Masks

CDC Guidance for Choosing Safer Activities